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Old 01-09-02, 10:20 AM
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Best private usenet service?

Does anybody have any experiences with usenet-for-hire servers? Reliability and completeness of posts are a concern, cost isn't that big a deal.

Thanks!
Old 01-09-02, 10:41 AM
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www.easynews.com

A very very reliable, inexpensive and full featured service. I have been a member for about 3 years and have no complaints. Top Notch.
Old 01-09-02, 11:14 AM
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www.easynews.com

A very very reliable, inexpensive and full featured service. I have been a member for about 3 years and have no complaints. Top Notch.
Thanks for the advice...I'm checking it out now.
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do they give you unlimited downloads? i was using webusenet for a while but they put a cap on bandwidth usage.
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Originally posted by broadwayblue
do they give you unlimited downloads? i was using webusenet for a while but they put a cap on bandwidth usage.
Nope it has a 6gb (or there abouts) limit per month on what you can download. When you exceed that, it prompts you to purchase more if you want to. It used to not have download limits and people took advantage of it. People would set automatic newsgrabbers to grab everything downloading 100's of gb a day.. they had to put a cap on it and I don't blame them. I've never even come close to reaching my 6gb limit.
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Originally posted by Tanolen
I've never even come close to reaching my 6gb limit.
Blew through that my first 2 days with them In about 3 months of using them, I think I have dled about at least 60 gigs worth of stuff
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Originally posted by dek


Blew through that my first 2 days with them In about 3 months of using them, I think I have dled about at least 60 gigs worth of stuff
I stay away from porn
Old 01-09-02, 11:54 AM
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I use giganews(.com) they are also very good.

Always complete posts etc.

I think probably a little more expensive? Not sure.
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Does anyone with @home use these? Is it much better as far as getting all the messages(binaries)?
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What advantages do the newsgroups have over something like Morpheus/Gnutella? I haven't looked on them for files and such since 93, so I'm a little out of date.
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I stay away from porn
So do I. I made the mistake of telling my GF and mother that if they missed a show, I could download it for them. Well, it turned out to be a big pain in the ass.
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Originally posted by J-Dubya
Does anyone with @home use these? Is it much better as far as getting all the messages(binaries)?
I use newsferret with @home (they are actually not bad, only a few newsgroups they dont carry, like cd.image) , if I see something there that is not complete I go to easy news to get the rest, that way i dont use up my 6Gigs too fast Those Dreamcast games get ya
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I try to reach my limit each month, although I think I came up short this month, I was downloading whatever crap I could find last night. (Today was billing day). That 6 gig limit is somewhat loose, I've been able to get over 7.5 with a little creativity.

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Blew through that my first 2 days with them In about 3 months of using them, I think I have dled about at least 60 gigs worth of stuff
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Originally posted by Dave99
I try to reach my limit each month, although I think I came up short this month, I was downloading whatever crap I could find last night. (Today was billing day). That 6 gig limit is somewhat loose, I've been able to get over 7.5 with a little creativity.

Dave
True, I got 16 gig one month
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Damn, you got mad skillz dek.

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True, I got 16 gig one month
Old 01-09-02, 01:04 PM
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I use www.newsfeeds.com and it works very well. They have dedicated news servers for mp3, movies, software, etc... With all the news servers combined I can download around 8-10gig per day. The file retention is great.

It's $145 for a years subscription.

They also have an unlimited subscription with no download limits but it's $40 a month.
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True, I got 16 gig one month
True last month I was at 5.75 gigs used up and logged in again and it was reset. Got 6 more gigs for free
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True last month I was at 5.75 gigs used up and logged in again and it was reset. Got 6 more gigs for free
They do that every year at xmas
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They do that every year at xmas
I figured thats what had happened I wasn't about to email and ask them
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I figured thats what had happened I wasn't about to email and ask them
Thats what I thoght. Same thing, Im not gonna ask LOL
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True, I got 16 gig one month
So how does one get "Dek's guide to massive downloading without paying more"?
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Verizon's servers aren't bad if you catch what you want early enough. I've thought about one of the pay services, but they're too expensive for the volume I'd consume. Some months I'll hardly even touch newsgroups. Other months I'll grab 1.5 GB/day. I do most of my big downloading off of IRC though. Since I have no UPN station, I'd never see Enterprise if not for IRC.
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It's not really difficult, just don't log out, leave their website or close your browser after you have passed your limit. Just keep adding stuff to your queue.

Dave
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So how does one get "Dek's guide to massive downloading without paying more"?
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Originally posted by olie029


I use newsferret with @home (they are actually not bad, only a few newsgroups they dont carry, like cd.image) , if I see something there that is not complete I go to easy news to get the rest, that way i dont use up my 6Gigs too fast Those Dreamcast games get ya
Is newsferret a reader like Agent?
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Give these guys a try they are great

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